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Review: The Best of Us – Joyce Maynard

As a book blogger, it’s hard not to feel like a broken record at times. As much as I like to think of myself as something of a wordsmith, there are only so many adjectives and phrases one can use to describe a book – compelling; a page turner; beautifully written, evocative, atmospheric. While the […]

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Review: The Thousand Lights Hotel – Emylia Hall

I’ve been a huge fan of Emylia Hall’s ever since I first read her debut, The Book of Summers, many moons ago. So enthralled was I with this tale of hot and heady summers in Hungary, so inspired was I by her writing, that I soon after followed in Hall’s footsteps by attending an Arvon […]

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Review: The Fault in Our Stars – John Green

I suppose one of the advantages of not being able to pick and chose what you read; of not having overstocked shelves bursting at the seams with books, nor a pile of unread releases waiting to be opened, is that it forces you out of your comfort zone. Much like when I read my way […]

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Review: The Painted Ocean – Gabriel Packard

I was recommended Gabriel Packard’s debut The Painted Ocean by Jayne from Girl Tweets World shortly after reading A Little Life, so it’s been on my radar for a while. Prior to a quick trip to Singapore I was almost entirely out of books, and understandably thrilled when my friend Emma – who I met for brunch […]

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Review: The Vegetarian – Han Kang

I read The Vegetarian in a single sitting on a rare overcast morning in Bali. The skies outside were grey and looming, and the rain was loud against my window pane; a fitting backdrop to a dark and disturbing tale that won the 2016 Man Booker Prize. Set in modern-day Seoul, The Vegetarian was written […]

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Review: The Monk who Sold His Ferrari – Robin Sharma

I don’t think there’s ever been an occasion during my entire reading history that I’ve ever read a book that I wish I’d read ten years prior. Sure, there have been many, many books that I have loved; that I have reread with glee; that I have bought – somewhat pointless – multiple copies of, […]

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Review: The Nest – Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

The Nest - Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeny

Thus far, the Balinese book-swaps I’ve come across have left much to be desired. Little – if any of the literary offering have been in English – and those that have been tend to consist of a few dog-eared copies of he infamous Fifty Shades of Grey series. And so, despite an offer from my […]

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Six of the Best: Brilliant Travel Bloggers

Favourite Bloggers

As a freelance writer with no-one to answer to, I have a predisposition to procrastinate. While I love a good to-do list – and indeed often find myself buying unnecessary (but beautiful) notepads in which to pen said lists – it’s often the ticking off of tasks that falls by the wayside. And as a […]

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Dealing with Death While Abroad

This story is an old one; it happened before the days of Instagram, Whatsapp and Facebook. Contact was limited to the garish lights of internet cafes, where faded notes were exchanged for fuzzy phone calls, emails were sporadic; photos unfiltered. I was nineteen, naive and entitled with big dreams of travelling the world; bigger dreams […]

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6 Things Moving Abroad Has Taught Me

Having just passed my eighteen month anniversary in Australia, I thought now would be an appropriate time to reflect on my journey thus far, and write about the things that moving abroad has taught me; the good the bad and the ugly. I’ve already written in depth about what life has been life for me […]

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